Dr. Adoke Yeka is a lecturer in the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University-Kampala.
He is a Medical Doctor with Master of Public Health training and completed his PhD from the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Dr Yeka’s research focuses on the treatment of malaria, including studies of antimalarial treatment and chemopreventive efficacy, translational studies of drug resistance, evaluation of antimalarial pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and antimalarial drug discovery studies. In addition, he has conducted numerous molecular biology studies to evaluate the role of molecular markers of drug resistance in clinical response to therapy. These studies have been influential in the rapidly changing approach to antimalarial therapy within Uganda and around Africa.
Complementary projects he has frequently undertaken include malaria vaccine trials, malaria programmatic activity assessment, malaria surveillance, assessment of the impact of malaria control interventions, and the role of the host. He is the principal investigator of many new antimalarial phase II studies, PMI anti malarial therapeutic and net durability studies, MDA, iCCM and PROCCM evaluation study among others and has over 60 peer reviewed publications.